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works to recover from sandy while help continues to pour from in the military, red cross, and also springsteen, bon jovi, and many others. >>> obama, romney, and countless political candidates across the nation present their final arguments on why you should vote for them this final weekend before election day. >>> plus, new details of what really happened during the 9/11 benghazi terror attacks. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry. this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> good morning, everyone. it has been a horrific week for the northeast. mid-atlantic states continue to unfold. 94 people confirmed dead in the u.s. from sandy. more than 4.5 million still don't have power. that's down from a high of about 8 million. some of the biggest cries for help are coming from new york's staten island where the superstorm has claimed at least 19 lives. among them, two little boys, brothers, a 2-year-old and a 4-year-old. their bodice weies were found i marsh on thursday. their mother's suv was washed out when rising waters engulfed their vehicle. people living on the island told nbc's ann curr
reprecushions are not lost in the moment. and while millions feel the effects of sandy, mitt romney continues to campaign in battleground states. we have new poll numbers. brian williams goes home to battered point pleasant beach, new jersey. good morning, everyone. i'm lynn berry, this is "first look" on msnbc. >>> let's start with the latest on sandy. 74 people in the u.s. are dead as a result of sandy. millions remain without power and recovery isn't coming nearly fast enough. new jersey is just one of the places there are major gasoline shortages. people are walking up with canisters trying to get fuel. further down the coast, take a look at these cars. they're all lined up for blocks if not miles. some people waited more than an hour for their chance to fill up. there is another big oil problem, it's a massive fuel leak at a tank facility. more than 300,000 gallons of diesel crude spilled into the water separating new jersey from staten island. containment boons are keeping the oil where it is. let's go to connecticut where these intense images are three mansions being burned to the grou
hurricane sandy and last week's nor'easter to spring-like weather in the east and mercury-plunging in the west, many are asking what is with the crazy extremes in weather? anne thompson has that story. >> reporter: america has a case of weather whiplash. >> 60 degrees as our high on friday. 28 degrees as our high on saturday. >> reporter: this weekend the west went from summer to winter overnight. >> that's winter. >> it's winter. >> reporter: the northeast basks in spring-like temperatures, still recovering from superstorm sandy and the nor'easter that covered her debris in a record snowfall. this year alone the nations endured a withering drought, the largest wildfires in history and the warmest month on record. in 2011 there were 14 extreme weather events, each doing more than a billion dollars in damage. now some politicians are connecting the dots, blaming the gases that come from burning coal, oil and gas for changing the climate. >> climate change, extreme weather, it is undeniable. >> reporter: when it comes to one specific event like sandy, more scientists are mor
they are not acting as bullies. >> reporter: hurricane sandy's devastation has swamped election plans in the northeast. new jersey officials faced with flooded polling stations and power outages are besieged. >> obviously the timing of the storm was horrible for us. it's affecting people's ability to get to the polls. >> reporter: the state announced it will let voters e-mail or fax their ballots in and military trucks may be deployed as backup polling stations. >> that was nbc's michael isikoff reporting there. >>> the world will be closely watching our presidential election tomorrow. there is intense interest in the man americans choose and how his policies will affect other nations. nbc's michelle kosinski is in london with the latest. good morning to you. >> reporter: the american election has been on the front pages of many international papers. it's been remarkable how much people around the world have been paying attention to virtually every detail, even leading up to it the election. we had our teams fan out across seven countries in europe and asia where people said yb we yb absolutely, we se
as a powerful nor'easter batters airs yas already hit hard by hurricane sandy. this storm is packing winds of over 60 miles per hour and dumped as much as a foot of snow in some areas. there are already reports of downed trees and power lines and more than a thousand flights have been canceled. katherine craig is braving the elements for us this morning. katherine? >> reporter: good morning from staten island, already hard hit by sandy. everyone is dealing with these piles of debris, a huge mound covered with snow as well. you drive through certain neighborhoods on staten island and this is the scene. you have stranded cars covered be snow, power lines covered with snow as well. half a foot of snow fell onto parts of staten island. the rain started falling about 11:00 yesterday morning. we were here for that. the snow started falling shortly thereafter. it continued to fall through the night and ending very early this morning. it covered downed power lines, also the cars that were damaged by floodwaters. then even more people lost electricity. approximately 14,000 utility customers have no
of hurricane sandy's destructive path are doing the best they can. obama versus romney, democrats versus republicans. the world is watching and now it's your decision, america. good morning everyone on this election day 2012. i'm lynn berry. this is a special edition of "first look" on msnbc. >>> millions of votes have already been cast and the candidates will do last minute politicking early today. in ohio 1.8 million absentee ballots have already been cast. that's up from 2008. in florida, nearly 4.5 million people have already voted early or by absentee coming very close to the number from last time. president obama voted early this year. he'll do swing state interviews and then will play his traditional election day basketball game while awaiting the returns from chicago. mr. romney has added to last-minute campaign stops in ohio and pennsylvania after he votes in massachusetts. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in ohio. we have details on the candidates' final
is also a float that represents and honors the first responders to hurricane sandy, an important part of the theme of this year's parade. they want to make sure everyone here watching remembers the tragedy a few weeks ago and everyone will be wearing a lapel pin part of those remembering those lost in sandy and remembering there's still a lot of work to be done here. a big part of that work is getting back to normal and what's more normal than this parade in new york. should be more than 53 million lining the streets and watching at home. >> you have great weather to go along with it. good news. >> reporter: yes. beautiful. >> thank you. >>> last night on "the ed sho,", he said he wan-- what he wants includ included. >> with regard to the affordable care act, the supreme court has already put its stamp of approval on it. we need to move on. boehner does not want to accept that. i think he is trying to send a message to the tea party he's got something here he wouldn'ts wouldn'ts -- wants to continue to fight over. we need to let this go. we voted on this repealing of the act some 37 t
stands up to sandy, and almost 3 million cars recalled for steering problems. is yours one of them? >>> plus, guess who's going to get the lion's share of the blame if the country goes off the fiscal cliff. here's a hint for you. it isn't president obama. you're watching "first look" on msnbc. ♪ if it wasn't for you ♪ don't know what i'd do ♪ i'd have nothing to prove ♪ i'd have nothing to lose ♪ i'd be all lost at sea ♪ with no reason to make it through ♪ [ male announcer ] introducing the celebration diamond collection. ♪ if it wasn't for you [ male announcer ] diamonds so expertly cut, we guarantee them for life. zales is the diamond store. let love shine. introducing the new droid razr maxx hd by motorola. now more than ever droid does. >>> welcome back. some stories making news this morning. a new pew research center poll finds that republicans in congress will be more to blame if the u.s. goes off the fiscal cliff. 53% of those surveyed point the finger at the gop while 29% say president obama would be more to blame. >>> well, 20-year-old mitchell kusick of co
at home, new york governor andrew cuomo calls superstorm sandy more impactful than hurricane katrina. now both new york and new jersey are asking for a combined total of more than $71 billion in federal aid. in new york, the money would pay not only for cleanup and recovery, it would also be used to try and limit damage for future storms. new jersey which saw heavy damage to its transit system and shoreline suffered nearly $30 billion in losses. >>> meanwhile, new jersey governor christie has now filed papers seeking re-election. >>> and now for a look at your national weather, let's turn to nbc meteorologist bill karins. he's tracking that weather channel forecast. good morning to you, bill. >> sensitive topic when you start comparing storms to katrina and all these. >> it does. >> it's like any big event. >> absolutely. >> yeah, over 1,000 people died and monetarily there's issued. every storm is different as we learned with sandy and all the other big hurricanes that have hit this country. we're not dealing with anything too bad today. if you have travel plans on the east coast, pay at
interview this morning on "today" on your local nbc station. >>> it's been more than a week after sandy, and drivers in new york city are still feeling the frustration of these long lines of gasoline. now officials are following new jersey's lead by ordering fuel rationing beginning today to deal with the fuel shortages and distribution delays. meanwhile, buyer beware. if you're in the market for a new or used car in the coming years, it should be something to be concerned about. >> reporter: just like in hurricanes past, sandy left behind lots of soaked and sand-filled cars. >> the estimate is there's at least 16,000 new cars that were damaged and up to 250,000 used cars. >> reporter: and guess where many, if not most, will end up? >> put back into the market and resold to unsuspecting consumers. >> reporter: so what do you do? >> the number one thing for anybody looking to buy a used car is to pull a vehicle history report. >> reporter: also, let a mechanic you trust take a look at it, or at the very least, inspect the car yourself and include a smell test. >> the odor. when a car sit
sandy, victims are still trying to put their lives back together. more than 100,000 homes and businesses in new york and new jersey are without electricity, as they struggle to rebuild. a 77-year-old man has died of injuries from a fall, as sandy hit new york, bringing the city's death toll to 43. >>> homeland security janet napolitano met with disaster victims in new york. >>> and now, for a look at the national weather, we turn to bill karins with the forecast. good to see you. >> good morning. it was a beautiful day for all of the people in the cleanup area and the zone. a lot of volunteers all over the place. hard to believe 100,000 people without power still. it's crazy. let's talk about the temperatures. that's the big weather story today. look at the contrast. the cold air and the cold blast, plunging down to denver. that cold front the trying to push to the east. it's hard to see where it's lying. it's 40 in dallas. and 71 in new orleans. the warm air holding on for one more day on the east coast. and that cold front will move through with some rain as we go throughout the day to
. the spruce is from mt. olive, new jersey. incidentally, that tree survived hurricane sandy. the rockefeller sandy tree tradition began in 1931 when worker building the center put up the very first one. a little bigger and fancier. and for a look at your national weather and a look at the tree, let's go down to the plaza where our meteorologist is standing by with a look at your weather. front row seats there. >> it's amazing. it wasn't turned on earlier this morning when we came in. now it's in the full glory. do you get a better backdrop than this? it's absolutely gorgeous. even for the early morning people walking by and viewing the tree, it's not that cold out here. but it isn't windy either. so you're not seeing the lights rattle on the branches of the tree this morning. that could change though as we go into the next couple of days. we're dealing with really nice weather across the eastern half of the country. the only trouble spots really back across the west coast. storm after storm is going to pound california, oregon, and washington state. closer to home, albany is seeing snow righ
documents related to sandy related prep and procedure from both con-edison and long island power authority. >>> the fda says over the past four years five-hour energy shots have been cited in the deaths of 13 people. this after last month's news tying monster energy drinks to five fatalities. >>> pizza chain poppa johns is under fire after allegedly sending hundreds of thousands of unsolicited text messages to his customers. plaintiffs are seeking $250 million in a class action lawsuit. >>> say it isn't so. twinkies gone by thanksgiving? what would a girl do? hostesses ses it is striking workers don't return to the job by the end of the day, i will will be forced to liquidate. >>> after years in the making, some kansas city folks are being the first ones in the world to test drive google's new super fast broadband service. >>> the 2014 winter games are still more than a year away. folks in moscow are already getting their hands on the official merchandise. >>> and could big pharma have something in the pipeline to keep men from cheating? that's right. a small new study found men in relatio
that suffered the worst devastation from superstorm sandy. biden said he spent summers on the jersey shore as a boy and promises residents that the federal government will not abandon them. >>> new york city officials say they plan to demolish hundreds of buildings damaged beyond repair by sandy. the building department says about 200 homes were wrecked by the storm. about 500 others are being checked to see how bad the damage is. >>> a space capsule made a rare nighttime landing in kazakhstan, bringing back three astronauts, including an american after a four-month voyage to the international space station. >>> the national oceanic and atmospheric administration says october was the 332nd month with an above average surface temperature. to put that into perspective, anyone ages 27 and below, including lindsay lohan and olympic great michael phelps, has never lived through a month that saw global temperatures dip below average. >>> and a rare sight as a massive waterspout formed off the coast of southern australia sunday. one meteorologist described it as the most well-formed and intense o
to helping out the victims of hurricane sandy. united way of new york city will provide 1,000 thanksgiving turkey dinners for residents of coney island. >>> also the first lady will be presented with the official white house christmas tree. it's going to be displayed throughout the holiday season in the blue room of the executive mansion. this year the 19-foot fraser fir comes from ash county. >>> the national dog show is going to re-air again tonight at 8:00 p.m. on nbc. >>> an incredible sight. 150 cars and trucks mangled over a two-mile stretch. we'll have that next. >>> plus, a feat even new york jets fans might find amazing. gang green gives up an astounding 35 points in just 2:14. you're watching "first look" on msnbc.an - you can stay in and like something... or you can get out there and actually like something. the lexus december to remember sales event is on. this is the pursuit of perfection. yeah. then how'd i get this... [ voice of dennis ] ...safe driving bonus check? every six months without an accident, allstate sends a check. ok. [ voice of dennis ] silence. are you in good
of great stories for you. yesterday in sandy-stricken new jersey and new york, a secret santa was handing out $100 bills. the anonymous missouri man sought out people who had been devastated by hurricane sandy. and while he plans to hand out $100,000 in total, he says it's not about the money. it's about committing random acts of kindness. >>> speaking of random acts, this new york city police officer did something incredibly kind for a homeless veteran in need. and he did it when he thought no one else was looking. >> reporter: it was a moment of kindness captured in a photograph. an nypd officer helping an apparently homeless man. >> it was freezing. and the first thing i thought was, this is absolutely unacceptable. so i went up to him, and i was, like, where are your socks or your shoes or anything? >> reporter: the officer says he was so moved by what he saw, he went into this store to find the man a pair of shoes. >> it's kind of hard not to be inspired. again, it was a regular night. it was pretty busy, business as usual, but again, this officer kind of took the time, saw something
will be used to help restore the gulf. >>> president obama got a firsthand look at hurricane sandy's disaster zones on new york's staten island thursday. the president consoled grieving victims and vowed to stick with them. >>> prosecutors in new york state are dropping drug possession charges against jon bon jovi's 19-year-old daughter after her apparent heroin overdose. under state law you cannot be charged with possession. >>> and some former first children gave a texas audience an inside look at life in the white house. jenna bush hager reveals about having her first kiss on the executive mansion's first rooftop while steve ford talks about his mother complaining about having to cook dinner on the night gerald was sworn in. >>> scrambled politics. when you thought you were safe from presidential campaigning. i thought we had a break, right. well, warren buffet announced his choice for 2016 and endorsed hillary clinton although she has not said if she will run yet. senator john mccain was holding a press conference about the benghazi attack and he was actually missing a closed door briefin
will come up with 47% of the vote. who did the best job of dealing with super storm sandy, a new poll of new yorkers gives praise to new jersey governor chris christie, followed by president obama, new york governor and drooi cuomo and mayor michael bloomberg. sources say joe kennedy iii, robert kennedy's grandson will tie the knot with lauren birchfield. and meet the turkeys being pardoned and pam pefr perampere. they're spending the day at a swanky hotel, and then the president will pardon one of them. peta calls the pardon of turkeys misleading since the turkeys didn't do anything wrong. >>> last night south carolina congressman james clyburn talked about the credentials of susan rice, and he told reverend al sharpton that rice is qualified to be secretary of state. >> this lady is as qualified as anybody that's ever served in government. and i think that it's time for these people to stop this foolishness. now, i have to give senator mccain credit. he now put out a statement that he now knows that susan rice was not responsible for the information that she read. he now knows where it cam
president obama during superstorm sandy. the new york times reports christie got a frosty reception this weekend at republican governors meeting in las vegas. christie said he's not going to apologize for doing his job. >>> the mayor of newark new jersey, cory booker, is considering living off nothing more than food stamps for up to a month. he made that challenge to someone on twitter to someone who challenged government's nutrition. >>> we are looking for another four years to do even more. >>> in nevada where prostitution is legal in some areas, the owner of the mustang ranch brothel has been elected to serve as county commissioner. all right. this is the first such achievement for a brothel owner in state history. >>> wall street kicks off this week with the dow at 12,795 after jumping 207 points yesterday. the s&p climbed 27. the nasdaq went up 62. >>> overseas markets were down this morning. the nikkei lost ten points while the hang seng fell 33. >>> maybe congress should go out of town more often. lawmakers left washington for the holiday and markets rallied on hopes for comp
was found from hurricane sandy. we don't have a lot of pictures of what it looked like on the coastline of new jersey as we approached high tide that monday evening. you can see the water already over the seawall. this is probably three hours before the actual high tide. these waves were just crashing into the seawall. and with the high tide, those were crashing into those homes and just taking the homes out. it was obviously dramatic video, and it looks like this 15-year-old boy was safe after all of this. look at that. looks like just something you'd see somewhere in newfoundland. let's show you what's happening as far as today. this morning on this monday, i hope everyone had a wonderful holiday weekend. very cold conditions have invaded the country. everywhere in blue has a windchill of 40 degrees or lower. it's very cold in the northern plains. north dakota, minnesota, windchills in the negative numbers. 19 in chicago. and it's blustery and cold from boston through new england. of course, this time of year when you get that cold air, you're going to get the lake-effect snow. we've
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